Senior Accountant

Rockville, Maryland
May 20, 2021
Jun 17, 2021
Full Time
The Emmes Company, LLC is searching for a Senior Accountant located in our Rockville, Maryland office.

The Emmes Company, LLC ("Emmes") is a global, full-service Clinical Research Organization dedicated to excellence in supporting the advancement of public health and biopharmaceutical innovation. We believe in the power of truth, so much so that we named our company Emmes, which means truth. Through decades of experience we have learned that collaborative relationships thrive and human health benefits when truth is our compass.

Our "Character Achieves Results" culture is driven by five key values that guide our actions in the way we conduct research and distinguish us as an organization: Integrity, Agility, Passion for Excellence, Collaborative Partnerships and Intellectual Curiosity. We are a trusted partner to clients who share our passion for improving public health in a world of ever-changing scientific research.

If you share our motivations and passion in research, come join us! You will be joining a collaborative culture that empowers every Emmes employee — from entry level through top executive — to contribute to our clients' success by sharing ideas openly and honestly.

Primary Purpose

This position will report to Accounting Manager and primary be responsible for Accounts Payable functions.

  • Maintain, analyze, update and reconcile Emmes credit card accounts; Prepare monthly clearing entries and clear activity out of balance sheet account and apply expenses appropriately to correct direct and indirect pools.
  • Review weekly Accounts Payable vouchers and ensure the accuracy of A/P invoices and payment details with GL Account and Project codes.
  • Perform accurate and timely entry of vendor invoices into the A/P and P/O modules in Costpoint when needed.
  • Review and approve Emmes employee expense reports, making sure ER submissions are aligned with GAAP rules and regulations; Manage and monitor pending ERs under Supervisors' and Approvers' queues.
  • Generate client invoices, independently working with Contracts Managers, Project Staff, and Clients as needed
  • Support department activities related to events and submissions such as Audits and 1099 submissions.
  • Contribute to a positive work environment and works with others in the department and the company to foster a team-based approach to problem solving.
  • Coordinate shared or dependent efforts with other members of the department to ensure work is completed timely
  • Perform miscellaneous administrative tasks and ad hoc assignments

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field with 7 years of experience in accounting
  • Understanding of accepted accounting practices and principles, as well as applicable laws, codes and regulations.
  • Working knowledge of all accounting functions and related internal controls, including but not limited to: accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets and payroll.
  • Experience working with Federal customers and contracts and intricacies associated with Federal government contracts.
  • Strong organization, time management, and analytical skills with proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills with a customer service focus.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management and external agencies to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving and results.
  • High level of initiative, judgment, problem solving skills, flexibility and ability to work independently, as well as the ability to research and resolve accounting issues.
  • Proficient with MS Office applications, particularly with Excel.
  • Deltek GCS experience a plus

Why work at Emmes?

At Emmes, your actions and hard work will have a direct impact on public health initiatives, both globally and in our local communities with opportunities for volunteerism through our Emmes Cares community engagement program. We offer a competitive benefits package focused on the health and needs of our growing workforce, including:

  • Unlimited Approved Leave

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • 401k & Profit Sharing Plan
  • Work From Home Anywhere in the US

  • Maternal/Paternal Leave

  • Casual Dress Code & Work Environment


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The Emmes Company, LLC is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

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